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Flight attendant: Ready for today’s Pillsbury Bake-Off

Today, 100 finalists will be ready for takeoff at The Peabody Orlando resort for the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off. One of those cooking in special kitchens will be Brett Youmans, 48, of Reading, Pa. His day job: flight attendant for US Airways. Another flight attendant, Kelly Drost of El Cajon, Calif., is making Brie and Candied […]

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Bites: Restaurant Review: Hortensia, in Tokyo

Shotgun-narrow roomBalanced harmony on platesPleasures bursting forth Creative aesthetics are a key element at Hortensia, whose name, French for hydrangea, hints at the culinary background of its chef, Tetsuji Koga. Mr. Koga is a veteran of some of Tokyo’s top kitchens, including, most recently, the two-Michelin-starred French restaurant Édition Koji Shimomura. At Hortensia, his first […]

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InsuranceCalculator.net Partners with Local Insurance Companies to Provide Competitive Rates for California Residents

Residents in California can now use InsuranceCalculator.net to obtain insurance quotes instantly online. InsuranceCalculator.net works with the top auto, home, health, life, business, and travel insurance companies in California to help consumers save money on insurance. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 22, 2012 Residents in California can now use InsuranceCalculator.net to obtain insurance quotes instantly […]

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Planning a trip to Canada or the Caribbean? US Immigration may have other ideas…

New rules require British Airways and other airlines flying to certain airports outside America to submit passengers’ personal data to US authorities. The information is checked against a “No Fly” list containing tens of thousands of names. Even if the flight plan steers well clear of US territory, travellers whom the Americans regard as suspicious […]

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New London airport considered on Thames Estuary

If London Mayor Boris Johnson has his way, this expanse of water at the mouth of the Thames river could be transformed into one of the world’s biggest and busiest airports. Proposals floated by Johnson’s office for the site envision a four-runway airport, which would sit atop an artificial island or two, perhaps linked by […]

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Asia Issue | Next Stop: Pagodas, Low Crime and Value Draw Intrepid Travelers

But a visit to the country, also known as Burma, can be a bit tricky. Here, then, is a cheat sheet for a visit. BEFORE YOU GO Although it is now possible to get a visa on arrival, travel agents recommend having one in hand before your trip begins. Arrangements take up to three weeks […]

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Travel Troubleshooter: Fine print lacking; there’s no recourse

A friend and I purchased a tour from Friendly Planet to Ecuador last July. We booked a round-trip flight on American Airlines from Dallas to Miami, to arrive in time to connect to the LAN flight to Quito, Ecuador. We purchased flight insurance with Access America Insurance for the super-saver flights from Dallas to Miami. […]

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Michigan aims to take Pure Michigan campaign global

Now that the acclaimed Pure Michigan marketing campaign has boosted the state’s tourism profile nationally, Michigan aims to take the brand global. Or at least to test some ideas for luring more visitors from Europe and Asia. And why not? “With the number of flights into Detroit every day from Asia, and all the technical […]

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Stranded in a hotel during coup in Mali

What’s it like to be standed in a hotel during a military coup? The San Jose Mercury News on Friday ran a story about Bay Area traveler Joe Conte’s experience last week, when he was in a hotel in Bamako, Mali, during a military coup. Conte, a former San Francisco web designer, had been living […]

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What’s new in Vegas: KISS mini-golf, Beatles exhibit, more

LAS VEGAS GUIDE: Insider tips and picks BIG-BUCKS BUILDING: No slots or showgirls at new culture megacenter •Last week, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas at The Venetian resort welcomed The Beatles Abbey Road Traveling Experience . On display through May 28, the exhibit features a re-creation of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover, with the waxen stars crossing the […]

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